A three-day festival is scheduled to begin at Lalon Akhra in Chheuria village at Kumarkhali, Kushtia on Sunday afternoon commemorating the legendry Baul Lalon Shah
The Lalon Academy, in association with the cultural affairs ministry, has been organising the event. Hundreds of admirers from home and abroad have already gathered at the Akhra to take part in the festival.
The festival will feature open discussions, singing of Baul songs by artistes of Lalon Academy and prominent singers, fair and some selected cultural performances.
Lalon Shah was a Baul, a mystic, a songwriter, singer, social reformer, and secular thinker. He has become an icon of religious tolerance and secularism in Bengali culture.
The Shrine of Lalon Fakir is 2 km away from Kushtia railway station. You need to take a bus or CNG auto-rickshaw and head there from the rail station. From Kushtia bus stand by rickshaw/autorickshaw to a place called Cheuria, fare 30-50. From Kushtia big railway station to bus stand by rickshaw/autorickshaw to a place called Cheuria, fare 20-30